To all the banana lovers out there: We have something for your sweet tooth! During our stay in the Philippines we came across a recipe for sweet banana spring rolls (Turon). They make a perfect sweet snack during the afternoon or a great dessert after a lovely meal. Within the Philippines they are very popular as street snack and they are pretty easy to make at home as well. In case you are not a fan of bananas, no worries, you can alter the filling and enjoy them with your favorite kind of fruit.
Recipe for 4 Portions
Did you ever wonder how to make fresh rice paper at home? We were taught a pretty easy way to make edible rice paper at home during our stay in the Philippines. Try it!
Peel the BANANA and cut it in thick slices. Usually you should use small Asian bananas, but if you can not find them anywhere just cut big Western bananas in half and then slice them.
Seperate the EGG. Save the egg white as you have to use it later on. You will not need the egg yolk.
Take a piece of RICE PAPER and put it on a big plate or cutting board. Put a slice of BANANA on the lower part of the rice paper. Sprinkle some BROWN SUGAR on top and gently start rolling up the bottom end of the rice paper. When you reach the middle, make sure to fold in the sides and keep rolling. Put some EGG WHITE on the upper end of the rice paper before you finish rolling to seal it (you can use your finger to do so). It will work as glue so the spring roll does not open when you fry it. Note: In case you do not have fresh rice paper you can also use dried one instead. Just dip a piece of dried rice paper in a bowl of warm water. A few seconds will do. Do not worry if it still feels a little dry/hard, it will become softer. And then start rolling!
Once you finish rolling your banana spring roll put it aside and repeat step 3 until you a) have no rice paper left or b) think you have enough rolls.
Heat up some COCONUT OIL in a frying pan. Then shallow fry your banana spring rolls from all sides until they look crispy and golden brown. Put them on a baking rack to dry. Note: Of course you do not have to use coconut oil. You can use sunflower or any other cooking oil instead.
Time to serve! The banana spring rolls are usually served with some cinnamon on top, but you can also add fresh fruit, vanilla ice-cream, caramel or chocolate sauce or whatever you might like to eat them with. Enjoy!